Attachment storage migration

Hi everybody

We use Confluence Version 5.2.5. and have stored our attachments in database. I must make an upgrade to a higher Confluence Version which is compatible to IE11.

Release notes from confluence decleares - attachment storage in database is deprecated since Version 5.5.

Does this really mean - if I update to a confluence Version higher than 5.5. for example 5.5.2 - I can no more migrate my attachments from database storage to file System ??

Or does this mean I can migrate from database storage to file System but not in the other direction ?

Thanks for answers

Gabriele

 

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You need to move the attachments from the database to the file system.  Confluence will no longer support keeping attachments in the database.

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Hi Gabriele,

Nic is correct. Confluence no longer supports database attachment storage in the newer versions. I do recommend to migrate the attachments before reaching 5.5 version, since this option is being deprecated, which means you won't be able to migrate from database to filesystem , vice versa and the upgrade won't run successfully.

First migrate the attachments and then proceed with the Confluence upgrade to 5.5.x or Later.

Cheers,

Rodrigo

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